Phil Klay has won the Fiction award for his book Redeployment from The Penguin Press/Penguin Group (USA).
Evan Osnos has won the Nonfiction award for Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Louise Gluck won the Poetry award for Faithful and Virtuous Night from Farrar, Strauss and Giroux.
The Young Peopleâ€™s Literature award went to Jacqueline Woodson for Brown Girl Dreaming from Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan.
via National Book Award Winners for 2014 – GalleyCat.
Since thatÂ first simple TweetÂ over eight years ago, hundreds of billions of Tweets have captured everyday human experiences and major historical events. Our search engine excelled at surfacing breaking news and events in real time, and our search index infrastructure reflected this strong emphasis on recency. But our long-standing goal has been to let people search through every Tweet ever published.
This new infrastructure enables many use cases, providing comprehensive results for entire TV and sports seasons, conferences (#TEDGlobal), industry discussions (#MobilePayments), places, businesses and long-lived hashtag conversations across topics, such asÂ #JapanEarthquake,Â #Election2012,Â #ScotlandDecides,Â #HongKong,#FergusonÂ and many more. This change will be rolling out to users over the next few days.
Building a complete Tweet index | Twitter Blogs.
Breathe in, breathe out. TheÂ Oxford DictionariesÂ Word of the Year is:Â â€˜Vape.â€™
vape,Â verb:Â Inhale and exhale the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device.
vape,Â noun:Â An electronic cigarette or similar device; an act of inhaling and exhaling the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device.
According to Oxford Dictionaries editors, use of the word â€œvapeâ€ in 2014 has shot up to more than double its use in 2013. It arrived just in time to fill the gap left by the word â€œsmokingâ€ as many switched to electronic cigarettes,Â now a multi-million dollar industry. A â€œvaping lexiconâ€ has sprung up around the word, with phrases like â€œvape penâ€ and â€œvape shopâ€ also increasing in popularity.
â€˜Vapeâ€™ Is the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year – Speakeasy – WSJ.
November is Diabetes Awareness Month
Do you know the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes? Or the various warning signs of the disease are? Come visit the Todd Library and check out our various information on this disabling disease.
In recent years, reporting the news has become an ever more dangerous activity. Between 2002 and 2012, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists(C.P.J.), five hundred and six journalists were killed worldwide, as opposed to three hundred and ninety in the previous decade.
Why the Press Is Less Free Today – The New Yorker.